Fog in the glen: the view from our window at Highland Lodges, taken in the morning before leaving.
A couple of days ago we’d arrived in the Northern Highlands of Scotland. We’d planned out several outings, things we wanted to see and do while in the extreme North. The day after we arrived, my [...]
Harris hawks named Twiggy and Sid, from the falconry demonstration and education company Walking With Hawks
Their eyes have a brow bone that protects it over the top, turning down toward their beaks in a concentrated scowl. They are visual by nature, watching for prey with an intensity that makes them seem even more formidable. [...]
This just made us laugh. Yes, a banner for pig racing. And sleeping pigs.
Pembrokeshire, Wales, is known for the sea and outdoors; visitors can find surfing or kayaking, all sorts of fishing and boating, adventuresome coasteering or scenic hiking. In addition these, the area has embraced agri-tourism wholeheartedly. Or, rather, agriculture is so [...]
The tide’s out in the Lower Town, Fishguard harbor. At low tide, the boats rest on the sand, floating again as the tide rises.
The trail sign for the hike to Dinas Head, just east of Fishguard. The headland is almost an island, attached to the mainland by a narrow bit of land.
In London, we were out of steam. With everything there is to see and do in London, we spent the most time in its little Chinatown, eating. At home we eat Japanese sushi or order deliveries of Chinese food regularly. Hannah’s favorite recipe when she cooks for the family is tom kha gai. It’s no [...]
Crossing the bridge in the tourist zone, looking at Big Ben.
It is a world of reminding. Those who live with a child with ADHD understand the repetition that goes into daily life. Put on your socks. Brush your teeth. The mundane cannot be remembered, and needs to be told and spelled out daily. Those [...]
Mini Europe version of the Eiffel Tower
When we arrived in Brussels, we made a stop in the tourist information center. We were looking to do something a little different. Even I am getting sort of saturated on looking at old buildings.
Tobu World Square version of the Eiffel Tower
For the past several months [...]
In Brussels, a constant crowd gathers in front of the small fountain statue called Manneken Pis, of a little boy peeing.
We came here not knowing much about Brussels or even Belgium. The land of chocolate, thriving, modern, historic; my vague thoughts. Not many of my friends have come home with stories, my open questions [...]